Gas Price Going Up

July 15th, 2014 at 10:32 am by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

gas prices   The latest from Ed:  Due to sliding wholesale prices, there was on-going pressure to keep retail prices down.  However, wholesale prices have stabilized, and I’m seeing gas in the $3.20′s in Fort Wayne, and $3.30′s in Lowell, Michigan.  By my calculation, the price to retailers is about $3.40.  So, I’m going to fill up Tuesday morning, expecting a hike with a new price at least $3.69. — Ed A.

36 Responses to “Gas Price Going Up”

  1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

    Guess if it stays under $4 a gallon i can live with it.

    1. Miffed says:

      That’s just the thinking they want you to have. When other states not any closer to where it is refined is a lot lower in price by $0.40 – $0.50 a gallon!

      1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

        Didn’t say i Liked it. But unless i move i guess i have to deal with it.Getting to Old to let shit like that bother me any more :(

    2. Randy mallory says:

      It’s all just a game anymore…real world price of crude no longer matters. We have more domestic then ever, and we export it and raise our prices to consumers for fuel. The age of greed Bill, that’s all it is…

      1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        It’s merely Capitalism. There’s nothing we consumers can do about it.

    3. fixxxer says:

      And thats the excact reason gas is soo damn high. People just dont care.

      1. michael g (SE GR) says:

        Right. If people cared, the price would go down. Also, it would be warmer.

        1. Daniel G says:

          I cared a lot and it still rose above .32 cents a gallon. I guess you know then how long I have CARED!!!

  2. Lad says:

    Geesh, has is $3.79 in my area!!!

  3. filled up yesterday @ 3.39 in hastings mich admiral

  4. Mike Stewart says:

    I want to know why the price goes up and down period. Up on Monday, down by Saturday. WHY?

    1. Joe from Ravenna says:

      We are being gamed. Nonetheless, there is a way to beat them at their game. I have been tracking exchange traded price of gas for a long time now at and bloomberg online as well as gas buddy retail prices. I also track how much I spend and my fuel economy and average price per gallon. I generally pay less per gallon than the average retail. I choose my daily route so as to fill up at the lower price stations. I avoid the stations that stiff me, and there have been a couple that did not deliver the quality of gas expected or stole my credit card number. I fill up more often when the price is below my last year average cost, and let the tank nearly empty out before a fill up after a price spike.

  5. Mike Stewart says:

    Leave the price at $3.50/gal. Period! It costs gas stations thousands of dollars to change price signs everyday!

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:


    2. Jamie says:

      No it does not…

  6. Daniel G says:

    No rise in the area yet. Oil below $100 a barrel. Gas in Greenville/Ionia/Lowell running in the high $3.20 range.

    1. Andrew says:

      Still $3.57 on the low end in Jackson.

  7. Jack says:

    I used to Think that I was Cool, Running Around on FOSSIL FUEL!! Stay CUEDDDD….

  8. Going to Benton Harbor tomorrow. Hope prices are still low

  9. If you have a flex fuel vehicle look for the yellow hose and save a dollar on E85 over regular gas. Look at for you local stations or swing into carbon green bioenergy and get it directly from us at 7795 saddlebag lake road in lake Odessa. That’s right on M66 south of i96.

    1. michael g (SE GR) says:


    2. michael g (SE GR) says:


      Will E85 Save Me Money?

      “At its current price per gallon, E85 doesn’t save you money, and it might cost you more. As of August 2012, a gallon of E85 was approximately 11 percent less than the cost of a gallon of gasoline nationally, according to However, E85 produces 27 percent less energy per gallon than gasoline, so on average it ends up costing more.

      For example, the flex-fuel 2010 Chevrolet Impala equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine gets an EPA-estimated 18/29 mpg (city/highway) on gasoline and 14/21 mpg when burning E85. The acceleration is pretty much the same, but the car’s range is shortened. In other words, you’ll be filling the tank more often when using E85.

      Do the math and you’ll discover that E85 must be priced roughly 28 percent less than gas just to break even. For example, if gasoline is $3 per gallon, E85 would have to be priced below $2.16 per gallon. There are regions in the Corn Belt where E85 reaches this threshold, making it cost effective.”

      So, at a gas price of $3.40 per gallon, and ethanol at $2.40, you’re saving about 29%. If you are driving at all out of your way to find the yellow hose, you’re losing money on the deal. If not, you’re saving a few pennies on fuel, and risking an unknown amount of future engine trouble.

      1. Diane says:

        @3.23 in Ionia today.

      2. Daniel G says:

        Don’t confuse people with the math. It gets them…alll…CONFUSED. Ford dealer I trade with said there is no need for E85 till gasoline gets above the $5 dollar range. THEN it might be worth it.

      3. I Have a 2013 f150. I get 13mpg on e85 and 17mpg on regular gas. Here where I live gas is $3.40 and E85 is $2.29. So it cost me 17cents per mile on E85 and 20cents per mile on regular. So I save 3cents per mile. I get 400 some miles between fill ups because I have a 36 gallon tank. Do the math and I save $12 every 400 miles. Some people drive that weekly. So I save money and I support Michigan jobs, and Local farmers. Buy gas and your money goes over seas. All the propaganda you hear is big oil generated to try to keep from loosing market share because ethanol is gaining ground.

  10. jill says:

    Got gas at 3.10 today in TN

  11. Daniel G says:

    $3.23 at Ionia Thrifty Acres/Meijers gas. No sign its moving up yet. I filled at Mobil Lake Bella Vista for $3.43. NICE but under $3 would be nicer.

    1. Brian(Grandville) says:

      Think about this. I remember in January of 99, I got gas for $0.85 a gallon. Also think about this. When Obama took office, gas was as low as $1.40 a gallon, if not lower in places.

      1. Jack says:

        In my ” High” School Days Gasoline Was $0.25 per Gallon We used to Pool our Change to Put Gas in Our Vehicles and Take a Day Off From School at The BEACH. Those Were The GOOD OLE DAYS…..stay CUEDD…

        1. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

          Jack,I was born in 1955, and i rember those days,So we must be close in age ?

        2. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:


        3. Jack says:

          Rad, I was born in 1955 as Well. So yes we are Close in Age. I also Remember the Days that Gas Stations Would Let You Put Gasoline Purchase ‘s on A TAB. YUP, The REALLY Good OLE DAYS…… Stay CueDD….

        4. Daniel G says:

          I worked for awhile after graduation in 1971 at the WESCO on South Division in Kelloggsville. Every now and again gas would drop to 19 cents a gallon and people would go NUTS! They would drive up with drums in the back of their cars and pickups…”fill em up!” Umm yeah alrighty then….one guy took a fuel oil tank like you would have outside your house for your furnace, mounted axles on it and we filled THAT up. 200 gallons in a tank tooling around the neighborhood behind this guys car…whoa! And it only dropped from say 32.9 to 19.9…amazing eh?

        5. Rad (Jenison/Hudsonville) says:

          The Good old Gas wars were GREAT!

      2. Mark (East Lansing) says:

        I remember that. The price had dropped almost $3 a gallon shortly before election day. I still haven’t figured out which candidate the speculators were trying to support by doing that. I mean, the prices were at an all time high just before that, and shortly after election day, the prices jumped back up.

      3. Daniel G says:

        STOP with the price when Obama came into office. The price was there BECAUSE we were in a MAJOR RECESSION?depression and fuel useage was dropping precipitously (sp, sorry). We had an abundance of gasoline going NOWHERE. Law of supply and demand into play not who is or was president.

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